I am sure by now you have all heard me talk about not having much time. So....with that in mind let me show you my "I don't have TIME mantle". Tah dahhh!
I say that because these clocks literally do not have the real time on them. Haha! They are lacking batteries and quite possibly a little more.
The little clock that I purchased last year really does just need some batteries put in the back. The larger clock was given to me from a friend who thought I might like to try and do something with the frame. I think she told me the clock was broken but thought I might like it because she thought the frame looked somewhat nautical. I've had it put away for some time and only recently pulled it out this morning after thinking that maybe I should buy a big clock from work to go on my mantle.
I have seen clock parts at Michael's recently so I know I can easily buy the part for the back if it does not work. But upon closer inspection, I suspect that maybe she gave this to me because of the bubbles in paper. I think I can fix this with a little modge podge. What do you think? I would love to hear your thoughts about if MP will flatten the paper facing on the front of the clock.
My "Emerald" green (yay-yuh, I'm on top of it) vases have been sitting all alone on my mantle after I took down the Christmas decor. After I added the clock, it all came together really quickly.
After pulling in a few more elements from around the house...
...And a splash more of that "Emerald" green, I was done.
I really was inspired by two bloggers for this mantle setting. I picked up a few ideas from Gail's Decorative Touch and from Saavy Seasons by Liz. Thanks ladies! Can you spot your ideas?
I had intended to leave my mantle blank with the vases only but I am so glad I didn't.
I love how this turned out and I love that I found TIME to keep visiting some of my favorite blogs to peep at and gain such beautiful inspiration.
I hope I can get these clocks up and running soon. I still can't believe I actually had all of this just sitting around the house and didn't have to spend a dime for such pretties. I love when that happens, don't you?
Please be sure and remember to let me know if you think the modge podge will do the trick on the paper bubbles on my clock, okay?
Thanks so much for stopping by yall!
I think I'll be joining the following parties this week and maybe a few more too;
Have a beautiful week!